Luís Montenegro

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Luís Montenegro
Montenegro in 2024
Prime Minister of Portugal
Assumed office
2 April 2024
PresidentMarcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Preceded byAntónio Costa
President of the Social Democratic Party
Assumed office
3 July 2022
Secretary-GeneralHugo Soares
Preceded byRui Rio
Leader of the Opposition
In office
3 July 2022 – 2 April 2024
Prime MinisterAntónio Costa
Preceded byRui Rio
Succeeded byPedro Nuno Santos
President of the Parliamentary Group of the Social Democratic Party
In office
20 June 2011 – 6 June 2017
Preceded byMiguel Macedo
Succeeded byHugo Soares
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In office
26 March 2024 – 2 April 2024
In office
4 April 2002 – 5 April 2018
Personal details
Luís Filipe Montenegro Cardoso de Morais Esteves

(1973-02-16) 16 February 1973 (age 51)
Porto, Portugal
Political partySocial Democratic Party (1991–present)
Carla Montenegro
(m. 2000)
Alma materCatholic University of Portugal
  • Lawyer
  • politician

Luís Filipe Montenegro Cardoso de Morais Esteves (born 16 February 1973)[1] is a Portuguese Social Democratic Party (PSD) politician who has been the Prime Minister of Portugal since 2024. He was the Leader of the Opposition from 2022 to 2024. He was a member of the Assembly of the Republic from the Aveiro District from 2002 to 2018.

He lost to Rui Rio in his party's leadership election in 2020. He ran again for the party leadership after Rio's resignation in 2022, winning the position.

Montenegro was sworn-in as Prime Minister of Portugal on 2 April 2024 at a ceremony in the Ajuda National Palace in Lisbon.[2][3] Before taking office, Montenegro promised to govern with a minority government instead of forming a coalition with the right-wing populist party Chega.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Luís Montenegro, de rosto do Governo de Passos Coelho a candidato a líder do PSD" [Luís Montenegro, from face of Passos Coelho's government to lider of the PSD]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Lusa News Agency. 11 January 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  2. Hubert, Hervé (2 April 2024). "President swears in the Prime Minister and ministers of the XXIV Constitutional Government". Pulse Portugal. Retrieved 2 April 2024.
  3. Céu, Beatriz (21 March 2024). "Luís Montenegro apresenta Governo dia 28 de março e toma posse a 2 de abril" [Luís Montenegro presents Government on 28 March and takes office on 2 April]. CNN Portugal (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 21 March 2024. Retrieved 21 March 2024.
  4. Kassam, Ashifa (19 March 2024). "'It's a really big threat': Portuguese minorities on the rise of the far right". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 March 2024.